I didn’t plan it, but it looks like this is a “What I’m Doing Now” theme-week.
Well, this time I’m here with a quick little Vlog! I have been wanting to do more videos here, but it just hasn’t been happening lately. The one subject I have been wanting to get to is that of spirituality. I had a few different things to talk about on the subject, and I haven’t even started yet. 🙂 Well, when a random moment opened up this week, I grabbed my iPhone and did this short video. The quality is a little poor, but at least I did it.
First, I do want to say a couple of things: One–I realize that not everyone who reads this blog shares my faith, and that is ok. This video is really a response to questions people have asked me about what I do daily to keep my spiritual life healthy. Any busy mom knows that it can be a challenge to take time to be still and invest in your spiritual life, whatever that is.
Also, you’ll notice that I call it my “spiritual” life, not my “religion.” Anyone who knows me well can tell you that if you want to frustrate me, I dare you to call me “religious.” 🙂 No–(I usually say,) I brush my teeth religiously. I exercise religiously. My spiritual life is not religious. Calling my spiritual life a religious thing is like calling my marriage a religious thing. My spiritual life is all about a relationship with a living God. I talk to Him, and listen to Him. I love Him and I am overwhelmed by His love for me.
(Thanks, I always feel better getting that out. :))
Anyways, my daily time with God is a huge priority for me, so I thought that would be a good first Vlog to do on the topic of spirituality.
Here’s a short video about that:
Now, in case I made it sound like I am 100% consistent with these mornings with God, please let me clarify: I’m not. What I shared is the most common way I start my day. But there are days where I get up after my kids…where my time with God happens during Curious George with one (or four) kids talking to me throughout. Sometimes the Bible goes with me to a surf contest and I just try to get to it between heats. No matter what, I always turn my heart toward the Lord throughout the day, and that is the most important thing. The morning routine is more of discipline of love, not a legalistic “must do.”
What are some of the things you do to grow spiritually?
Do you set aside special time to connect with God regularly?
What helps you be grounded and at peace each day?
I’d love to hear from all of you!
PS Don’t miss all of the other VLOGS I’ve done. See a gallery of them here!
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